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race for congress yesterday. [ chanting ] >> that's democrat ron barber. he was gabby giffords's aide when a gunman tried to assassinate her. he was elected to term. he beat. 1,400 votes was the margin. with his win democrats have a net gain of six seats in the house. >>> republican senator marco rubio arrived in ohio. you know what that means. some speculation is an early visit for a possible 2016 run for the white house. rubio joined he would never run for offensive coordinator for iowa and he also addressed the fiscal cliff. >> you heard about the fiscal cliff. i don't know if you've heard of that. you know who made that? congress made that. dramatic cuts in spending at the exact same time that all these exact taxes expire, at the same exact moment that the spending goes down in a controlled way. that wasn't an accident. congress chose na. >> rubio is considered a rising star and a gop favorite. talk about the fiscal cliff, the u.s. is a month and a half away from going over this so-called fiscal cliff and negotiations have begun, but voters are skeptical that a deal will be reache
congressman ron barber. he won a special election to fill her seat after she stepped down. >> i turned to mr. loughner and said i hold no hatred for you, but i am very, very angry and sick at heart about what you did and the hurt you have imposed on all of us. i told him that he must now live with this burden, and will never see the outside of a prison again. >> loughner was sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. >>> a prominent texas attorney, facing charges of laundering more than $600 million for a mexican drug cartel. he is a former board member for the el paso symphony orchestra. what do we know about this del gado person? >> as you said, he was very active in his community, donated money, also started his own scholarship fund for the advancement of latino students who want to major in public policy and administration. and now, you know, we hear that there is another side. we hear he is a really nice guy. but perhaps the allegations are that he has laundered $600 million for a drug cartel. >> well, his lawyer, obviously, says he is innocent.
. arizona democratic congressman ron barber has officially won a full term for the seat once held by his former boss, gabrielle giffords. barber was wounded in the leg and face in the shooting that seriously injured giffords. the democrats have posted a net gain of six seats are three races still undecided. >>> nfl legend mike ditka had trouble with his hands and his speech. he'd suffered a mild stroke. but he said, it's no big deal. he's an espn analyst. he won't be on the air this weekend but will be back soon. that's expected. get well, coach. >>> general david petraeus, anthony weiner, gary hart, public servants whose careers were torpedoed over sex scandals. but if they're successful at their jobs, should they be forced to step down? our conversation is next. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios plus the perfecting color of a bb cream equal? introducing the newest beauty trend. total effects cc cream c for color. c for correction. [ female announcer
-ever for an american president. >>> you thought the election was over. arizona democratic congressman ron barber has officially won a full term for the seat once held by his former boss, gabrielle giffords. barber was wounded in the leg and face in the shooting that seriously injured giffords. the democrats have posted a net gain of six seats are three races still undecided. >>> nfl legend mike ditka had trouble with his hands and his speech. he'd suffered a mild stroke. but he said, it's no big deal. he's an espn analyst. he won't be on the air this weekend but will be back soon. that's expected. get well, coach. >>> general david petraeus, anthony weiner, gary hart, public servants whose careers were torpedoed over sex scandals. but if they're successful at their jobs, should they be forced to step down? our conversation is next. we find the best, sweetest crab for red lobster that we can find. [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's crabfest! the only time of year you can savor 5 succulent crab entrees, all under 20 dollars. like a half-pound of tender snow crab paired with savory grilled sh
congressman -- congresswoman, rather, gabrielle giffords. representative ron barber narrowly defeated republican martha mcsally to serve his first full term in arizona is hes second district. in june he won gifford's seat in a special election after she stepped down to focus on her recovery after being shot last year. >>> parts of the northeast still need help after superstorm sandy that destroyed their homes, shattered their lives. it happened three weeks ago. vice president joe biden is in new jersey this morning to tour the recovery efforts and thank first responders many some of the hardest hit areas of sea side heights. >>> back to the middle east where violence is ramping up. israel's prime minister says he is prepared to escalate attacks on gaza, and france is sending their foreign minister to help broker a cease-fire deal egypt is standing up for gauze wra. joining me on the phone from houston, texas, is a former u.s. ambassador to israel and syria. ambassador, britainan's former prime minister, or the prime minister currently secretary former -- let's try that dpen. the forme
of that fateful day outside that grocery store in tucson. people shot including the now congressman ron barber taken the seat of former congresswoman giffords. he was there that day, shot in his leg. let's listen in. >> i have to say how grateful we are to the victims services that with the u.s. attorney's office, particularly sean cox with us all the way and of the county attorney walters. one of the if not the most outstanding victims services program in the country. they have been a lifeline for all of us and the support is invaluable throughout this legal process and our recovery. i just want to close with this. as i was finishing my remarks in court this morning, i wanted to address mr. loughner's family. his parents were in the room. i told them that we and i hold no hatred towards them. no animosity towards them. and that we can certainly appreciate the agony and the grief that they, too, are going through and then i turned to mr. loughner and said, i hold you -- hold no hatred for you but i'm very, very angry and sick of heart about what you did and the hurt you have caused the souls o
who shot her that day last january. also appearing in court today will be ron barber, now a u.s. congressman, who was elected in july to fill the remaining term of congresswoman giffords. the time that was left in congresswoman giffords' term. he is actually going to give a statement later today. you think this election is over. he's in a re-election bid and they're still counting the votes in his re-election effort here in arizona. now, as for loughner, people may wander why they did not seek the death penalty. if you remember, there were a lot of concerns about his ability to stand trial. also, prosecutors very worried about the fact that he could try to plead insanity and have some sort of a lesser sentence. so all of the victims that have spoken so far feeling comfortable with life in prison without parole. carol? >> casey, thank you. >>> syria's embattled president said he will not except international exile even though his country is sinking deeper into a bloody civil war. . >> i think the price of this invasion, if it happens, is going to more than we can afford. we hav
ron barber dropped off their ballot in downtown tucson. this was yesterday. barber was shot twice alongside giffords in the tucson rampage that killed six people in 2011. he is going for a full term after winning a special election in june. he's locked in a really tough race against republican martha mcsally. >>> communities in the northeast are trying to clean up from the devastation left by superstorm sandy. and now they're facing a new storm. brick, new jersey, has already ordered mandatory evacuation for residents in low-lying areas. also encouraging others to leave if their home could be affected. sandy forced thousands of people in new york and new jersey from their homes and more than 1 million are still without power this morning. meteorologist rob marciano is tracking that storm for us. what can you tell us, rob? >> in georgia right now and florida, rain across florida could be heavy at times as this front comes through. hits tampa here in the next hour or so. jacksonville seeing some rain. orlando, you're next, you'll see some rainfall as well. this is important because
tucson yesterday. take a look. she was joined by her successor, democratic congressman ron barber. he was shot twice alongside giffords that killed six in 2011. he's locked in a tight race. >>> stay with us. this special edition of "early start" continues right now, live from washington, d.c. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody, i'm soledad o'brien and you're watching a special election day edition of "early start." it is here, the battle for every last vote continues this morning. eight states are opening their polls right now and the best political team on tv has it covered, from wire to wire today. >> i'm john berman. an indication that could be a close one. the first election results, they are in from the tiny towns of dixville notch and harts location in new hampshire. in one of those towns it's a result we've never seen before. >> campaign trail extended. i'm christine romans. governor romney adding a couple of key stops today. but president obama is standing pat and shooting some hoops on the last day of his final campaign ever. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin, the immense damage
with the sentence of life without the possibility of parole. we do have just a few moments ago congressman ron barber, who worked in gabby giffords' office and succeeded her in office to fulfill the remaining part of her term came out and spoke. here's what he said he said to mr. loughner in court. >> i turned to mr. loughner and said "i hold you -- hold no hatred for you, but i'm very, very angry and sick at heart about what you did and the hurt you have imposed on all of us." i told him he must now live with this burden and he'll never see outside of a prison again. >> reporter: politics not far away from this tragedy, wolf. congressman barber running for re-election in the vote that just concluded, they're still counting the votes here in arizona to see if he's going to retain that seat. also, a lot of the victims advocating for a review of gun control laws, they're very upset about the number of bullets that mr. loughner had at his disposal, wolf. >> casey wian, an emotional day out there. thanks very much for that report. we'll have a quick check of the day's other top stories. also, the
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